The new Multi-Plane Roof tool and the New Connections feature in ArchiCAD 15 allows for very quick creation of dormer roofs. Here I have created my main roof with a Hipped rectangular roof, and the two dormers with Gable end roofs. Now using the Connect > Trim Elements to Roof /Shell > Using the Current
Have you ever wanted to find out the lineal length of elements in a project such as the length of ridge flashing or fascia board? ArchiCAD has all of this information as part of your Building Information Model. To access this information you will need to create a Schedule (Document > Schedules and Lists >
To create a Barrel roof please see ArchiCAD Help?: Virtual Building : Construction Elements : Roofs : Create a Barrel-Vaulted Roof. The set the number of segments created go to Options > Magic Wand Settings (so for eg. setting “segments along arcs” to 20 will create 20 segments to describe the roof.)
You can change the Roof Slant Units from degrees to percentage with the Pull-out menu to the right , within the Roof Selection Settings.
If you want to turn off the roof pivot lines then go to View menu>On-Screen View Options>Click on Roof Pivot Lines. Note: the Roof Pivot lines don’t print anyway, this is just an on-screen clarity option.
To get the surface are of a roof, turn on the Element Information Palette, go to Window > Palettes > Element Information. Within this palette select the Element Surface icon (second to last) and select you roof. The Surface Top is the area you want.
If you set the Roof to show on Home & One Story Down . The Roof shows dashed in the story below by default. This is achieved by setting the Construction Elements Line Type. Go to Options > Project Preferences > Construction Elements and beneath Below Home Story choose the line type. NOTE: this applied
If you are drawing a polygon shape, be it a Roof, Slab, Fill, Zone or Mesh, add your points Then double click on the last point and it will automatically close the polygon back to the starting point.
You can dynamically change the roof slant angle by choosing Change Roof Slant angle from the pet palette when editing a roof pitch in 3D window. Note that the hinge for the roof is the roof pivot line.
You can create nice views of your model with the roof only shown as an outline by setting the roof Layer to wireframe within the Layer Settings Dialog.